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Posted by redc1c4 on August 27, 2012 at 01:49:37:

In Reply to: It is really sad........ posted by Dave from Pitt on August 25, 2012 at 22:48:04:

first off, the owner runs a class establishment, but still allows me in the door.

second of all, the collected wisdom of the ages is here for those with the wit to be willing to learn from it and be respectful of the effort garnering such knowledge required. the search function has been my friend for years and will be again, as soon as Ray get's it fixed. learn it, use it, love it.

third, even if i haven't posted in months or years, due to life getting in the way of what i love, when i come back, it is as it was, with many of the same visages, and some new ones, generally connected by their love of good food and the art of creating it. that and my old friends are usually glad to see me, as i am them, and there is a new crop of folks to meet & great. it's like the bar on Cheers, not that i've ever seen a single episode of the show, then or since.

people come, people go, and, as is the way of things, people die. not to sully the emotion he was expressing, i still think it is appropriate to echo General Patton on the passing of some of the people here, to wit "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the people who have died. Rather, we should thank God that they lived and that we were lucky enough to have known them, even if only over the Internet."

the members of the Forum that i have dealt with over the years have been generous, friendly and helpful and i have tried to respond in kind. there have been others who were not that way, but, unsurprisingly, they never stayed around long enough to matter.

there is a cycle to everything, and a time and a place for it all. learning to live with the ebb and the flow of things, rather than demanding that life match your expectations is a philosophical perspective that might be advantageous for some to adopt.


who needs more beer and less deep thoughts %-)

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